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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                W EATHER Cloudf with tonlchl, ftbd cooler. y onr Serves Freedom by Serving Yon Full Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47, NO. 196 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER, 7, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PA' City Budget Tops Million-Dollar Mark _____--------------- m ill M II I Labor Board Reverses Denham A.F.L., C.I.O. Heads Need Not Sign Affidavits The National Labor board ruled today 4 to 1 that top A.F.L. and C.I.O. Russia Agrees to German Treaty Parley November 25 Attlee Removes Shinwell From Cabinet, Report London The London Star offlrprs urr not required by the Tuft-''reported late today that Prime Min- Atftnn VftTYlOVnCI Mini JVIm- Hiirtlcy law to sign non-communistic iin Interpretation by aflduvltc. Overriding its own general counsel. Robert M. Denbam. the board decided that ln- as bargaining election pro- cedures are concerned the law re- outres affidavits only from officers of unions and their locals. While the board has tho final snv on elections to determine union representation rights. Denham has the last word on whether the board can hear a charge an unfair labor practice. Thus the board can only impose Its view or the law only in cases involving questions of union representation or bargaining Five Killed As Train Hits Grader In Indiana Fort Wayne, per- sons were reported killed tod-y when a Pennsylvania railroad train gtruclc a road grader at n crossing four miles northwest of Fort Wayne. Early reports to the sheriff's of- fice stated the dead were the en- gineer and fireman of the locomo- tive, two passengers from Fort Wayne and a railroad employe not on duty at the time of the crash. The collision derailed the loco- motive and three cars of tho train operating between Port Wayne and Grand Rapids. Mich. Wisconsin at Philippine The U. S. Army command hiu< announced two Cath- olic priests had arrived at Arnami O Shlma to resume missionary worlc in the Ryukyusfor the first time since tho war. They are tho Revs. Felix Ley of Marshflcld. Wis., and Alban Bartoldus of Brooklyn, N. Y. The mission, established by Can- adian Franciscans, had about converts before tho war. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity Mostly cloudy with local brief showers cnrly tonlKht followed by cooler late tonight. Wednesday, partly cloudy and cooler. Low tonight 54; high Wednesday 68. fair tonight and Wednesday. Cooler continued cool Wednesday. tonight and Wednesday, proceeded by a fow liqht showers southeast portion to- nipht. Cooler tonight, continued rather cool Wednesday. EXTENDED FORECASTS Wisconsin-Minnesota: Tempera- ture average will range from nbout three degrees below normal in northern Minnesota to near normal j.outh. Normal maximum 57 north, G8 south. Normal minimum 35 north to 45 south. Rather cool Wednesday, warmer west and north portion Thursday and all sections Friday. Cooler Saturday and Sun- day. Precipitation will average about onr-hnlf inch, occurring mostly as central rain late Friday and Satur- day nnrl showers north portion. Rain probably mixed with snow In north portion. LOCAL -VVKATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at noon today: Maximum. 30; minimum, CO; noon, precipitation, none: sun sets tcnieht at p. m.; sun rises to- rr.orrow at a. m. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Ecmldjl 02 44 Chicago B5 58 Denver 82 DCS Molncs 92 C7 Kansas City 91 71 Los Angeles 75 57 Mpls.-St. Paul 67 55 Seattle 63 4S DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change Lake City 0-3 -1 Reads 12 3.5 .1 Dam 4. T. W....... 4.3 Dam 5. T. W....... 2.7 -2 Dam 5A. T. W. 3.4 Winona (C.P.) 13 5.G .1 Dum C, P00.1 10.2 -1 Diim C, T. W. .1 Dakota (C.P.) 7.6 .1 Dam 7. Pool n.5 Dam 7. T. W. 1.4 -t- .4 La CrosM1 12 4.1 .5 Tributary Streams Chippewu at Durand., 2.0 -h .0 Zumbro at Thcilman.. 2.4 -f- .4 Butfalo above Alma----2.0 .1 Trempealcuu at Dodge. 0.7 Black at NelUsvillc..., 2.8 .1 Black at Galcsvlllc.... 2.2 .1 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.7 .1 Root at Houston 5.C .1 RIVER FORECAST (From Hustings to Gultenberjr) There will be very little change In the singes the next 30 hours cicept that pool No. 8 Is still rising ntirt will be one-half foot higher from La Cros.sc to Genoa. Else- where below Genoa there will be little change. I 85 Per Cent of Minnesota's Corn Crop Held Safe St. of Minneso- ta's com crop escaped serious dam- age by the killing frosts of late Sep- tember, a special survey by the state and. federal agricultural de- partments showed today. As ot September 20, tho survey showed, 85 per cent of tho state's corn was in the mature or dont stage of maturity and safe from Inter Attleo had removed Fuel Istcr Emanuel Shinwell. tho chair- man of the Labor party, from his cabinet In a large scale government shakeup. Shinwell will become war minis- ter, a Job which does not carry cabinet rank and puts him under the immediate supervision of the defense minister, the Star said. Attlee saw King George VT this morning, apparently to go through with the formality of receiving the sovereign's assent to changes in the cabinet. The conservative Evening News said Shinwcll's dismissal from the cabinet was "a near certainty." The Star's political correspondent also .suggested that Shinwcll's deputy in the fuel ministry, youthful Hugh Gattskell, might be Into Shinwcll's position or some higher Job. La Follette Paper Prints Final Issue Madison, H. Ru- bin, editor of The Progressive, said In an editorial in the publication Monday that the "present publica- tion had printed its last issue and it will not be published again un- less public support makes the ven- ture possible." The weekly magazine, whose pres- ident and publisher is former Sena- tor Robert M, La Follette of Madi- son, "has fought a losing rearguard action ngalnst soaring costs of pro- duction and it is futile to attempt to stabilize gize and quality of the publication and- launching ot pe- riodic pleas lor Rubin stated. Robot Plane Re-Crossing Ocean Lyneham, W) Guided only by the "mechanical brain" which piloted it to a sate land- ing in England two weeks ago, a skymastor piano ol the U. S. army air force- droned westward across the Atlantic today on the return leg of a history-mak- ing flight. The robot plane, which took off from the Royal Air Force field here was expected to ar- rive at Stephenville, Newfound- land, at about 4 p. m. Central Standard Time if the weather remains good. Aboard the craft were Colonel James M. GJllespie and a crew of ten, but he declared that unless something went wrong no human hands would touch the controls until the automatic pilot brings the ship in for .a landing at StephenvlUe. Turns to Jurisdictional Film Dispute Comintern Held Evidence of Diming Relations British foreign office announced today that Russia had agreed to a meeting of the "Big Four" foreign ministers in London November 25 to attempt to write a German peace treaty. The United States and France already have indicated willingness to accept this date, which was sug- gested by Britain. In n, note delivered to the British embassy in Moscow Saturday, the Soviet union also conveyed her agreement to attend a meeting of foreign ministers' deputies In Lon- don November 0, at which prelimin- ary procedural and agenda arrange- ments for the later meeting will be made. SUH Held The November 25 session would be the second held by the Big Pour onlcomplete British frost. Three Deer Bagged in Jackson County MmJIion, hunters of Wisconsin, who fought for an early opening of the 1947 season, got their chance to prove the merit of their contention when the 30- day period of firing began this noon. But fewer hunters will be in the field than anticipated, the conser- vation department declared. Last year state stamp sales reach- ed an all time high of as com- pared with a year previous. Dealers this fall reported sales ns 'about half" of what had been ex- pected. Fifty counties were authorized to permit killing of deer of cither sex until November 11. Vllas county, with 19, followed the Naccdah refuge in number of deer taken by bow and arrow. Other county totals Included: Jackson, three. San Francisco Big Bill British Speed Plans to Quit Palestine To Take No Stand on U. N. Proposal for Partitioning By Max Hnrrclson Lake Success Tho British government has speeded up con- sultations to fix a data for with- drawal from Palestine, Informed British charters said today. These quarters said this question was now being considered urgently by British officials in London and British administrative and military leaders in Palestine. The actual date of withdrawal may be announced before tlie end of the present session ol the United Nations assembly, it was said. the German treaty. A session in Moscow last March failed to make, any headway in writing a treaty either for Germany or for Austria. A spokesman for the foreign office at the same time declared the manifesto issued by communists of nine European 'nations, calling on their supporters to resist "United States and British represented "a clear deterioration of the international situation." Guided By Its "Mechanical Brain" which piloted It to a safe land- line after its Atlantic flight two weeks ago, the U. S. air force's Sky- master plane took off from the Royal Air Force fleld at Lyneham, England, this morning on its night to Stephonsvillc, Newfoundland. It was to arrive there this afternoon. (A-P. Wirephoto via radio from London, to The Republican-Herald.) The same sources, explaining that .jmplete British withdrawal would be contingent on failure ot the as- sembly to find a solution acceptable to both Arabs and Jews, said Britain had not completely abandoned hope that agreement could be reached. The British, informant said Brit-! ain planned no further statement of policy on the Palestine problem beyond the announcement of the withdrawal date. He said Britain not take an official stand on the plan to partition the Holy Land. The-spokesman said the creation I yf what the communists called an bureau in the Yugo- t.'ti.v capital of Belgrade was "The official resuscitation ot the comin- the communist agency de- voted in the past to world revolu- tion. The Italian communist leader, Lugi Longo, denied in Rome that the information bureau constituted a Comintern an abbreviation for communist International which the Russians asserted was disbanded in May of 1943, when German arm- ies were deep in Russia and tf. S. Hutcheson's decades of influence as head of the Carpenters union came to a crucial test today as the A.F.I.. executive council called Hollywood union chiefs to a showdown Itt the labor federation's most notorious jurisdiction! dispute. The AJP.L. recessed its annual convention until Wednesday while the executive council's 15 members met to discuss the tangle between Hutcheson's union and the Interna- tional Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, involving approximately 350 Jobs as set erectors. About carpenters, painters, Janitors and others have been Idle for more than a year, while I.A.- T.S.E. members held their Jobs. 1 The council up to now has leaned toward Hutcheson In the dispute, in spite of a decision In December, 1945, by three council members act- Ing as arbitrators 'which gave the controversial erection work to I.A.T.S.E. But Hutcheson and John L. Lewis, boss of the trnite'd Mine Workers, are teamed up at the con- vention which began yesterday, and a substantial number of executive council members determined: (1) To call Hutcheson's frequent threats that he would take the carpenters out of the A.P.L. if he did not get his way in jurls- dictlonal tilts with other A.F.L. unions and, (2) To make it possible for A.F.L. B_______ __. unions to uae the National Laborjzatlon as n "revival of the third in- Relations board, despite Lewis' fusal to sign a non-communist af- fidavit under the Talt-Hartley act. Red 'Offensive' Expected to Spur Strikes in Reich Berlin Western military government officials predicted today the new communist party otlcnslvc against the United States would start almost immediately in the German Ruhr, perhaps in the shape of strikes and demonstrations. They said the attack would have the purposes of undermining Ameri- can and British efforts to put west- ern Germany on its economic feet with the newly-announced level of industry, and ol Jeopardizing the entire program for western Europe which has been drawn up under the Marshall plan. assembly's 57-natlon Palestine com- mittee was called into session to resume the first round of national policy statements. Vishlnsky Talks Meanwhile, the assembly fight over the. Greek-Balkan question broadened into what some delegates saw as the beginning of wide open ideological struggle in the United Nations between Russia and the western powers. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky brought the light into the open late yesterday with a lease-lend supplies were flowing ;mtter attack on the capitalist sys- freely into .the Soviet union. The newspapers of western Eu- rope, aside from those of the ex- treme left, gravely interpreted the communist decision'to form the co- ordinated "information bureau" as the beginning of Intensified ideolog- ical warfare. With the alarm came some sug- igestion of relief over the emerg- ence of the struggle into the open. "The mask is is as said London's Daily Herald, organ of the Labor party. "Moscow throws off Its said the "France Libre" which fav- ors General Charles do Gaulle. The rightist L'Epoque, asked munlst party be outlawed as "the Russian fifth column in France." The non-communist newspapers generally characterized the tern. His attack was linked imme- diately with the new communist manifesto Issued Sunday night in Poland following a secret confer- ence of leading communists from nine nations. State Launches Program to Conserve Feed St. Paul Acting within 24 Com- hours radio appeal, Minnesota farmers last night promulgated a program de- signed to bolster human food sup- plies as well as conserve animal Grain Margin Hike Ushers First Meatless Tuesday By The Associated Press The nation observed its first "meatless Tuesday" today but compliance with President Truman's conservation request by restaurants and hotels was not expcctd before next Tuesday. Many hotel and restaurant officials explained that their menus were made up and their meat orders placed with wholesalers too far ahead for full compliance today with the President's meatless Tues- day request which was not made un- til last Sunday night. The White House went on the Tuesday" menu with 'cheese souffle for the President's luncheon and broiled salmon steak for dinner. Margins Hiked A hike in margins on the nation's big grain exchanges at the Insist- ence of the government today usher- ed in the first "meatless Tuesday" Two Harbors Boy Kills Father in Gun Accident Two Harbors, Minn. Coro- ner Parnell Johnson said today that Harvey Thornton, 60. had been ac- cidentally shot and killed by liis 15- year-old son, Clayton, in their home about eight miles northeast of here. The mishap occurred Monday aft- ernoon as the boy was walking through the kitchen carrying a .22 caliber rifle. Coroner Johnson said he was told by Clayton that he was fumbling with the safety catch when the rifle was discharged. The bullet struck the elder Thornton in the head, resulting in Instant death. Shortly afterward Clayton's broth- er, Louis came home and the two youths wont to Two Harbors to re- port the accident. Coroner Johnson swore in a jury this morning, which then was ad- journed until Friday. Rennebohm Gets Mortar and Pestle Green Bay, Oscar Rerjiebohm and three other state pharmacists received .the nior- of the Wis- Bwnr convention yesterday. The other rccelplents were John Zlclbarth, association president: Sylvester H. Drctzka, president ot tlie national association, and Dr. A Ulil, all of Milwaukee. to save food for Europe. The markets at Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis doubled the cash down payment on deals for fu- ture, delivery, as demanded by the President to curb what he called "gamblers in grain." As the President's "waste less' food program moved out of the planning stage and into operation there were these developments: 1. The National Restaurant asso. elation pledged its -members to serve no meat on Tuesday and no poultry or eggs on Thursday. 2. Representatives of tlie distilling industry gathered for a meeting here tomorrow to discuss the Presi- dent's request for a GO-day shut- down. Maximum Hog Raising- 3. The Agriculture department, seeking to head off a "meat famine' a year from now, talked of asking Farm Costs Cut Gain From Record Badger Income Madison, Wis. billion dollar plus Income that Wisconsin fanners had during record in state mighty nice, but didn't pay off in that kind of hard cold cosh, state depart- ment of agriculture statistics said today. Farm income last year was more than three times the farm income jpound of hog. recorded in 1S39, but the costs M1ilor saici three committees, conservation, -H club con- tributions to both of those, would be set up to add to the basic pro- gram in view of any future develop- feeds. Paul Miller, University of Minne- sota agricultural service extension: director, said the program had been] Man, 70 and feed men throughout the state. Miller outlined the basic points as calling for: Strict culling of dairy herds and poultry flocks to weed out poor pro- ducers. Reliance upon the army hay crop instead of grain for feeding young stock and dry cows. I; 'OllCe rtUnt Dclavan. contin- ued their search today for Benja- min Willis, 70, who disappeared from his home early Sunday. Mrs Amy Willis told police her husband recently had been ill. She said she awoke after he had left Sunday. .OCK. IU1U -1 Limiting heavy grain feeding, MyStery Missiles during the winter months to steers in beef cattle herds. Marketing hogs ill the most economical 200-250 pound weight range, because feeding over that much more feed per farmers had to 'meet and the wages ,lavl to do wlth fooc] c they had to pay for labor-both at feeding and 4-: record to offset the big prices for products. THIS GROUP of 13 twin-Jet phantoms, tho Navy's flrst flghtcr planes designed for carrier operation, Are llnod up on Lambert field at St. Louis ready for delivery, to the recently-organized VF-17A phantom squadron at air Quonset Jtolnt, 3fc_l X t meiits. Eisler, Wife, Out on Bond Los Angeles Composer Hanns Eisler and his wife were at liberty on bond today after sur- rendering to Immigration service officials on warrants calling for de- portation proceedings. Bail of for Eisler, 54, and for his pert wife, Louise, was deposited for their release pending a hearing. The date will be sat later, said W. A. Carmichael. district im- migration service head. Warrants issued in Washington allege that the Eislers 'obtained vias to enter this country by mis- representation and that Eisler'swore he was not a, member of the Com- munist party. At a recent House un- American affairs committee hear- ing, the musician acknowledged he once had been a party member in Germany. Reported Over Sweden Stockholm The newspaper Aftonbladct declared mysterious cigar-shaped missiles were seen fly- ing high over the city of Hudiks- vall. in northern Europe, at noon today. The objects emitted a sound sim- ilar to a motor noise and streaks Of fire from the tall, Aftonbladet said. They came from the north, it reported, and disappeared at a slow speed in the southwest, (Reports of "ghost bombs" over southern Sweden developed during the summer of 1946, but official Swedish sources discounted them after investigation. Observers sug- gested a possibility that meteors were responsible for some of tha crops next season will relieve the feed grain shortage. 4. The United Nations food and agriculture organization predicted that more people will die of hunger next year than were killed in any year of the war, and that present shortages will continue beyond the 1948 harvests. 5. The Agriculture department disclosed it stepped up wheat pur- chases for export to bu- shels last week compared with bushels the week before. The big grain markets, which have contended all along that groin ex- ports and not speculation caused high prices, fixed their new nmrglns at 33 Vi per cent. Junior Livestock Show Under Way at South St. Paul South St. Paul Judges to- day started looking over some 700 animals, the cream of the Minne- sota 1947 pasture and farmyard crop, as the 29th annual Junior Livestock show got under way here. Probably the highlight of the en- tire exposition comes Thursday when tlie top 70 beeves. 50 lambs and 25 hogs go under the auction- eers' hammer. Prices, always gener- ous, are expected to touch new liighs in view of the prevailing livestock market, J. S. Jones, secretary of the show said. Osseo Woman, 55, Killed In Accident at Big Lake Holiday Turkey Still on U. S. Menu Americans won't be asked to forcjro turkey on Xhanksgivins. Christmas and New Year's altlioush these holidays fall on cgglcss and ponltryless Thursdays under the food conservation program. President Truman's food com- mittee yesterday modified the program to exclude the three holidays. It asked, however, that tlit nation (rive up those foods on the Mondays bcloro the holidays. Mrs. William Shaefer, 55, Osseo, Wis., farm woman was killed almost instantly when she was struck by a loaded grain truck at Big Lake, Minn., this morning, The Associated Press reported. The Osseo woman and her hus- band and sister, Mrs. Clara Thomp- son, also of were en route to Moorhcad when the accident oc- curred in the village of Big Lake. Big Lake is northwest of the Twin Cities in Sherburne county, and is bisected by highway 10. Sherburne County Deputy Sheriff R. K. Wilson, Elk River, who was in the village at the time of the acci- dent, said he arrived at the scene a couple of minutes" after the accident, adding that Mrs. Schaefer was dead when he arrived. Cause of death was head injuries, he said, Wilson said the truck which struck the woman was driven by Herbert I Ritchie, Breckenridge, Minn., who was hauling a load of barley to the Twin Cities. The driver, he added, was not held. truck driven and witnesses, tlie Shaefer car stopped in Big Lake, and Mrs. Shaefer got out to go to a restroom. Mr. Shaefer and Mrs. Thompson remained in the car. As tlie Osseo woman started to cross the highway, Wilson said she apparently saw the truck approach- ing and stopped in the center of tlie highway. She then apparently be- came confused, he said, and started to fun across the highway in an at- tempt to reach the other side. Ritchie told the deputy sheriff that he saw the woman standing In the highway and assumed she was waiting until he got past. Just as he readied near tlie place where she was standing, he said Mrs. Shaefer darted in front of tlie truck. The truck- driver told Wilson he at- tempted to avoid the accident by swerving the vehicle, but that some projection of the truck hit Mrs. Shaefer. Tlie .truck. Wilson said, traveled over a curbing before be- ing brought to a stop. The Slittefers and Mrs. Thomp- son were on their way to visit on- The deputy said that according other sister. Mi's. Louis Peterson, at to information, given him by ttxelMoorhead. for New Nursing Plan Added Allocated for Levee Wall Repair A table o] comparative efiy'. budtrct figures including i 1S4S-49 city budffet UJJtt'ch. t7ic flr.it time in- lastorv exceeds the 7ii.iHJon-doJZor mart, wilJ 6c Papc 3. The tax levy for operating: thai Wlnona city government and. schools will be over next year lor the first time in its 91-year fiscal history. Final approval on a. calling for a. tax levy of was given by city council Monday evening alt- er adding lor an expanded, coordinated public health nurs- ing service and for repair of the levee wall. Tliat tax levy Of about above the current budget and represents a 30 per increase. In mills the increase may be near 25 mills. This levy is part of o. budget, ef- fective April I, 1948, which sizes civic improvements: 1. for a river terminal. 2. for a boat harbor i and roadway to the Mississippi; at the Armour and Company; plant in the East End. 3. for a small-boat har- bor on the upper end ofvLatsclx Island. 4. for repair of Levee wall. 5. for storm, sewer con- struction. 6. for a fence around Athletic park. 7. for the bond fund, which, helps pay for a. new. Prairia Island road. Lake Wi- nona dredging and sewer ex- tensions. 8. for elections, a fund out of which the city will pay the expenses of conducting referendum-November 3 on the swimming pool. Of the increase in the tut levy under the budget effective next! April 1. results from board of education budget. School Board Bndjret To be levied for the board of edu- cation is about represent-' ing -for its general fund and1 five mills about for building fund. Actually, however, the board or education's budget Is nearly as large: It has variour other sources of revenue to meet budget besides the, tax levy. Esti- mates of these revenues arc: Local One mill tax, and mortgage registry, State aids: Apportionment, 500; Income tax, special The Winona. County Medical society at meeting Monday evening voted proval of the coordinated ex- panded nuninr plan recom- mended by the Wlnona Com- munity Planning council. The program a family- type nursing service. classes for defectives, voca- tional education, and basia state aid, County tuition paymcnu: Federal aid: Vocational educa- tion, Tuition: Veterans' vocational agriculture. veterans' eve- ning classes, community edu- cation center classes, summer school, rural closed schools. ?6 000; out-of-statc pupils, and nonresident (kindergarten through, eighth Milk and school lunch program. High school workbooks, Sale of supplies, Miscellaneous. The extra city will pay to operate their city govern- ment and schools during the year beginning next April is in addition to the extra costs voted last July by the county board of commission- ers. They voted a budget calling for a county tax levy of about 000 higher than for the current year. City's Share However, of that amount the tax- payers in the city of Winona -will pay only about The increase la the combined city and county budgets, as it affects taxpayers in the city only, is about The council's new budget provides a cost-of-living in- crease, effective after April 1, for nearly all of city employes, except- ing the board of education's and the water board's, and in addition for others. Last night, for instance, It agreed to a ad- justment for Uie city assessor, who now gets Its decision to put in its budget for an expanded, coordinated nursing service was unanimous, al- though several councilman indicated they were not enthusiastic about program, calling for the hiring or two more public health, nurses, the appointment of a clerk and the transfer of school nurses to tho jurisdiction of the city health, de- partment. It appeared that the council -would decide next April whether to actual- ly undertake the plan. Alderman Walter Dopkc, chairman of the fl- (Continued on Past 3- Column 5) f I   

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